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Two weeks till Paris2Twickenham in support of 4Ed and Matt Hampson Foundation

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On June 6, Gravity Fundraisers, led by Dean Richards and Mike Teague, will set to out on yet another cycling adventure, this time embarking on a route from Paris to Twickenham Stadium, aiming to arrive at HQ just in time for the Premiership Cup final on June 8.

Their objective: to gather over £50,000 in support of two meaningful causes deeply cherished by all involved, the Matt Hampson Foundation and 4Ed.

The Matt Hampson OBE Foundation stands as a beacon for individuals facing catastrophic sporting injuries. Inspired by Matt's own journey, which began after he suffered a life-altering injury rendering him paralysed from the neck down, the foundation strives to provide top-notch facilities and support.

Ed Slater's battle with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) spurred the creation of the charity 4Ed, rallying friends and colleagues in a relentless fight against the cruelty of MND. From offering vital support to affected families to raising awareness about MND's impact, the charity's efforts bring about profound changes in the lives of those grappling with the physical, mental, and social repercussions of this devastating illness. 

Inspired by the indomitable spirit of Matt and Ed, as well as their shared experiences at Leicester Tigers and within the rugby community, the team of cyclists and support crew is determined to conquer the arduous journey.

Please donate what you can via this link and you can see the full ride details below.

Paris to Twickenham ride details

Wednesday, June 5

  • 8am – 8.30am Check in @ Hinckley RFC and load the vans.
  • 8.30am – 12pm Travel from Hinckley - Dover (180 miles)
  • 1.45pm – 3.30pm Depart Dover – Calais on Ferry
  • 3.30pm - 6.30pm Depart Calais - Paris (185 miles)
  • 7pm Arrive Paris Check into Hotel

Thursday 6 June 2024

  • 8am – 8.30am Cycle check and make way by bike to Eiffel Tower
  • 9pm – 3pm Depart Paris - Forges Les Eaux (77 Miles) Route on Strava.
  • 5pm – 6pm Cycle check
  • 7pm Team Meal

Friday 7 June 2024

  • 7am – 7.30am Breakfast
  • 8am – 11am Depart Forges Les Eaux – Dieppe (33 Miles)
  • 11am – 12pm Arrive Dieppe Ferry Check-in Route on Strava.
  • 12pm – 3pm Depart Dieppe – Newhaven
  • 3.30pm – 6pm Depart Newhaven – East Grinstead (32 miles) Route on Strava.
  • 7pm Hosted by East Grinstead RFC

Saturday 8 June 2024

  • 8am – 9.30am Breakfast
  • 10am - 1pm Depart East Grinstead RFC – Twickenham (40 Miles) Route on Strava.
  • 1pm Arrive Twickenham
  • 3pm Premiership Final Kicks Off